In the spirit of the holiday season, the NHL and NHLPA decided to try and salvage the season.
From bigger goals to Zamboni races, Page 2's Graham Hays has 10 ways to improve the game of hockey.
Fantasy: Avs get rich with former Ducks
Will the addition of Adam Oates and Petr Sykora bring the Ducks' offense on par with their defense?
The biggest offseason addition for the Colorado Avalanche will be a healthy Peter Forsberg.
There is plenty of room for it, but the Predators aren't spending the money for improvement.
After posting just 22 wins last season, the Blue Jackets hope to return to their inaugural 71-point form.
Nikolai Khabibulin can keep them in games, but the Lightning still need more offensive production.
They've got plenty of cash, but the Maple Leafs aren't willing to spend it just yet.
Bill Guerin and likely Byron Dafoe won't be around, but the Bruins will return the bulk of a team that finished first in the East.
The Islanders made a huge leap last season, but they'll need more help to make more gains.
Pat Burns takes over for Kevin Constantine behind the bench, and he'll have a new cast of characters with which to work.